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    American Eagle Airlines Reports September Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle reported a September load factor of 68.7 percent - an increase of 4.1 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic increased 5.9 percent year over year as capacity decreased 0.5 percent.

    American Eagle boarded 1.5 million passengers in September.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      September
      20092008CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 622,058587,4955.9 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES584,679557,4784.9
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES37,37830,01724.5
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 906,071910,704-0.5 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES830,616849,457-2.2
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES75,45561,24723.2
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 68.764.54.1 pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES70.465.64.8
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES49.549.00.5
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,532,0631,406,2538.9
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,342,1761,262,0896.3
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES189,887144,16431.7
         
      Year-To-Date
      20092008Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 5,748,5106,127,255-6.2 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES5,336,1395,715,676-6.6
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES412,371411,5800.2
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 8,045,4758,689,065-7.4 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES7,333,7627,995,370-8.3
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES711,713693,6952.6
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 71.570.50.9 pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES72.871.51.3
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES57.959.3-1.4
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 13,958,73514,717,047-5.2 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES11,908,88612,804,245-7.0
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES2,049,8491,912,8027.2

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